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Moral Luck and Slim Odds

25 September, 2014

When faced with cancer patients in poor physical condition or those with metastatic cancers which are not really responsive to...

Doc, How much time do I have?

28 August, 2014

Once the fact has sunk in that the stage four cancer is incurable, the question that eventually comes up is...

The final journey

30 July, 2014

There was the usual chatter at the family dinner table but my mind was somewhere else.  The scene that kept...

Non-compliant Patients

26 June, 2014

Being a doctor can sometimes be quite frustrating. You tend to get upset when patients fail to accept established clinical...

When tempers fray

Written by: Dr Ang Peng Tiam
29 May, 2014

It was the day before Labour Day and the clinic was exceptionally crowded. The work week had been shortened because...

Cancer of the heart

26 April, 2014

It was 3am on Palm Sunday, the start of the Holy Week for Christians on April 13, when my phone...